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My questions to those making Viv Michie, Ben Newton and Harley Balic comparisons is that did you seriously invest great hope in those blokes making regular senior selection?

They were speculative at best and stop gap players until some top grade talent could be bought in at worst. KK is in the former category thanks to his injury history but as has been pointed out, he is also a top ten pick. The upside is there but we haven't exactly bet the farm on his development. Pick alone 6 for May would have been commensurate with his value in my eyes.

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53 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

My questions to those making Viv Michie, Ben Newton and Harley Balic comparisons is that did you seriously invest great hope in those blokes making regular senior selection?

They were speculative at best and stop gap players until some top grade talent could be bought in at worst. KK is in the former category thanks to his injury history but as has been pointed out, he is also a top ten pick. The upside is there but we haven't exactly bet the farm on his development. Pick alone 6 for May would have been commensurate with his value in my eyes.

Top 5 pick actually, not sure why some continue to relegate him to only top 10 status.

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On 10/22/2018 at 4:01 PM, Moonshadow said:

Still think we are two quick, skilled outside mids and maybe an A grade small forward short of complete. Might develop from our list or from a draftee this year, but they may equally come in over the next 2 or 3 years.

We can always improve our list further!

I'd agree with this, as we do have speed in some young'uns at Casey who are on the verge of senior selection - and in reality we possibly need only two more ... in addition, the further development of a few (of the likes of Hunt, Wagner, Spargo, Stretch) - with the return to form and desire of Garlett - may well be the key as these guys know the brand, code, plays, teammates, set-ups and expectations across the field, already. KK will be a considerable asset, too, in this 'confirming' year of play and training to come. Given that we also have run from the backline now - with Hibberd, Frost, May, Jetta, Salem, et al, we are not going to need an overcooking of pace specialists, just open space finders and receivers with take-off skills and onfield space hogs. The quality of training and development for these bright sparks is perhaps most important to a stirring year of ball possession, delivery and opposition confusion. 

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